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Reeva Steenkamp: Parents Say Sentence For Oscar Pistorius Is “Not Enough”

Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, was shot and killed on Valentine’s Day of 2013. Pistorius admitted to shooting her through a closed bathroom door, but has maintained that it was a case of wrongful identity: he thought he was shooting an intruder. After being convicted, he was sentenced to five years in prison, but …

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Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors To Appeal Athlete’s 5-Year Manslaughter Sentence

It seems the matter of Oscar Pistorius and the fatal shooting of former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is far from settled. On Monday the prosecution said that it would take its appeal before a court in Pretoria, South Africa on December 9. The defense attorney for 27-year-old Pistorius said that it’s not yet known if the former athlete will attend the …

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Oscar Pistorius’ Prosthetic Legs May Keep Him From House Arrest

Oscar Pistorius, who was found guilty of manslaughter last month for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was sentenced to five years in prison but was hoping to serve less than a year and complete the rest while being monitored at home. Now, it’s unclear whether he will be allowed to do so after a source said that his …

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Reeva Steenkamp’s Mother: ‘She Never Slept With Pistorius’

June Steenkamp has had a long time to think about his. It’s been over a year and a half since Oscar Pistorius shot and killed her daughter on Valentines Day. Recently Pistorius was sentenced to five years, but will be eligible for house arrest in 10 months. His attorneys have already said they are considering an appeal of the sentence. …

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Reeva Steenkamp’s Parents “Unmoved” By Apology

Reeva Steenkamp, the model who was shot and killed by Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Valentine’s Day of last year, was unsure about her relationship with Pistorius according to her parents. Pistorius recently received a five-year sentence for the murder as well as a three-year suspended sentence on a weapons charge. The double-amputee, who competed in the Paralympics as well …

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Lolo Jones Says We Should Pray for Oscar Pistorius

Olympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison this week after being convicted of culpable homicide, which roughly corresponds to a charge of manslaughter in the United States courts. The judge who sentenced Pistorius spoke about why he is sending him to prison, rather than straight to house arrest. “I am of the view that a non-custodial …

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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years, Though Defense Claims He’ll Only Do A Year. Justice Served?

Oscar Pistorius’s fate was at last determined by Judge Thokozile Masipa on Tuesday. The Paralympian received a suspended three-year sentence for a firearms charge and he was sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide charge. “A noncustodial sentence [for Oscar Pistorius] would send the wrong message to the community,” said Masipa. “A long sentence would also not …

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Oscar Pistorius Will Learn His Fate On Tuesday. Could A Threat To His Life Allow Him To Go Free?

Will Oscar Pistorius evade prison time or will he be locked away for years? Judge Thokozile Masipa will finally provide the long awaited answer to this question on Tuesday. It will signal a dramatic end to a situation that has held the attention of South Africa and much of the world since the day 27-year-old Pistorius fatally shot then girlfriend …

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Reeva Steenkamp Cousin’s Tearful Plea: Oscar Pistorius Must Pay For Girlfriend’s Death

As the sentencing phase of the Oscar Pistorius case continues, Reeva Steenkamp relatives are taking the stand in an effort to argue that the athlete serve jail time for killing her. Kim Martin, cousin of the late Steenkamp, tearfully pleaded for Judge Masipa Thokozile to send Pistorius to prison. Said Martin, “Everybody has suffered here, and I really think we …

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Oscar Pistorius: Will Paying Money To Steenkamp’s Family Help Him Avoid Jail?

According to a testimony given on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius has been paying money to the family of Reeva Steenkamp every month. It was also revealed that the 27-year-old fully intended to start up a trust fund once the trial is over. The surprising information came by way of Annette Vergeer, a probation officer. Annette was called to testify on behalf …

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Oscar Pistorius Is NOT A Victim: Prosecutor Gerrie Nel Balks At Sympathetic Image

The tear-streaked face of Oscar Pistorius has been a staple in the media since he first fatally shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013. The man has weeped, wailed, and even vomited in court. However prosecutor Gerrie Nel has largely remained unmoved by Pistorius’s “antics” throughout the murder trial. When Oscar Pistorius was placed on the stand, he grilled the …

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Reeva Steenkamp: Mom To Publish Book About Trial

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, is set to publish a book about the trial in which athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for the Valentine’s Day killing of the model. She is also speaking out about her feelings on the charges, for which he will be sentenced in October. June Steenkamp says she doesn’t feel the charge of …

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